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Festival of Trees Gala & Silent Auction 2012 - Making a Difference!

The Milpitas Parks and Recreation Foundation

Thursday, December 13, 2012 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (PST)

Festival of Trees Gala & Silent Auction 2012 - Making...

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Festival of Trees Gala
Festival of Trees Gala includes a commemorative 5th anniversary champagne flute, chance drawing ticket, hosted beverage service and light hors d' oeuvres.
Ended $12.00 $0.00
Grant & Scholarship Fund Donations
Your support is greatly appreciated to help fund The Foundation's Grant and Scholarship Program. Thank you for choosing to make a difference!

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The Gala will delight and inspire you with its gorgeous trees, beautiful wreaths, dazzling gift baskets and extravagant silent auction packages. You're sure to find that special gift for someone on your list!

Auction winners will be able to take their trees home that night for their customers or family to enjoy through the season or donate them to a charity of their choice. Tree delivery is available the day after the Gala courtesy of Ace Relocation Systems. 

All auction donations are tax deductible and go directly to The MilpitasParks and Recreation Foundation Grant and Scholarship fund which benefits children and families in our community. This year’s event promises to be our most spectacular yet!


Silent Auction bidding begins at 5:30pm and ends at 7:45pm.

Chance drawings throughout the evening.

Must be present to win.


Please pre-register. The Gala is for adults, 21 and over.

Black-tie optional



Grand Fir Sponsor

Huntford logo


Media Sponsor

Milpitas Post Logo

 Douglas Fir Sponsors

Republic Services logo

City of Milpitas color logo

Ace Relocation logo

Tree Sponsors

Republic Waste Services

The Great Mall

Debbie Rossetto, Legacy Real Estate

Milpitas Police Officer's Association


Crescent Montessori

Milpitas Firefighters Local 1699 A.I.F. F.

KeyPoint Credit Union

Sports Authority

The Milpitas Parks and Recreation Foundation / Dr. Larry Napalitano


White Fir Sponsors

Dr. Larry Napalitano

Channel Lumber


Wreath Sponsors

 LoanPros, Inc.

Pacific Tire Outlet

Golden Hills Art Association

Robson Homes

South Bay Honda

Preston Pipelines


Gift Basket Sponsors

Walter R. Kosich, D.D.S.

Spring Valley Golf Course

Crescent Montessori School

Junior Giants

Great Jump Sports


Contributors / In-Kind Donations

The Great Mall Means More

Subway Sandwiches

Applebee's Restaurant

Bennigan's Restaurant

Bento Express

Big Dog Winery

Black Angus

Casa Azteca Restaurant

Darrell Leffler's Academy of Music

 Edible Arrangements

El Torito Restaurant

Flash Mobile

 Foster's Freeze

Giorgio's Italian Food and Pizzeria

 Great Jump Sports


Hobee's California Restaurant

Hooters of Campbell

Lemans Karting

Milpitas Garage

Mission Soaring Center

NuStar Heating and Metal Supply

On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina

Planet Granite

Preston Pipes

Red Lobster Restaurant

Robson Homes

Sports Authority

Summitpoint Golf Club

Susan Babble

Warriors Basketball

Winchester Mystery House


Festival of Trees Auction Preview
Reindeer Games
Sponsor:  Republic Services

Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer may have been kept from playing and having fun by his reindeer friends, but you won’t if you bid and win this fun tree! Sponsored by Republic Waste Services, this lively tree features reindeer ornaments prancing around soft gold and green accent ribbons, bows and crisp red and green bulbs. Look below this decorative tree to find some of the most playful gifts at the Gala! Get your minds going first at the table with classic games like Jenga and classic game Connect 4. Then, take your “play” outdoors with a Tee Time of your choice at Summit Pointe Golf Course or a beautiful trail ride on horseback offered by Milpitas ’ own Chaparral Ranch.  All this fun will build up an appetite, so end the fun with dinner with certificates at Giorgio’s and dessert by Edible Arrangements!

FOT 2012 - Republic

"It's a Shoe-In to Shop the Great Mall this Holiday Season!"
Sponsor:  The Great Mall
  * Voted 1st Place People's Choice Award at Festival of Trees Sneak-Peak

This whimsical tree sponsored by the Great Mall will certainly sparkle and brighten up any home or office.  The Great Mall means more stores, more brands, more value and more enjoyable shopping. Take a close look at the fun, glittery ornaments hung on the tree as your presents beneath are the same – shoes! Valuable gifts cards of $300 to Off Broadway Shoes and $100 to any store in the Great Mall will make the winning bidder and this tree package a winning “pair!” Make your holiday shopping easy and fun when you bid on this gift-giving tree!

Great Mall FOT2012

"Kris"mas for Kids
Sponsor:  Milpitas Firefighters Local 1699 A.I.F.F.
  * Voted 2nd Place People's Choice Award at Festival of Trees Sneak-Peak

The Holiday ’s from a Childs-eye is brought to life through this fun tree!

The Milpitas Firefighters Local 1699 want to make sure children everywhere have a gift this Holiday Season! This popular tree returns, hosting branches of inspired ornaments and fun family inspired trinkets and everything you’d find inside Kris Kringle’s toy bag!  Bidding for this tree helps families through the Milpitas Parks & Recreation Foundation The Milpitas Firefighters Toy wish for the winning bidder is to donate this tree and toys to the Family Giving Tree’s Holiday Wish Program to be given to a local family in need.

Bid and give back to your Community!

FOT2012 - Fire

Let it Snow!
Sponsor:  Debbie Rossetto, Legacy Real Estate

Our Milpitas weather may not bring us snow, but this beauty of a tree will delight its winning bidder with all the gifts to keep you busy on a cold, winter’s day!  Debbie Rossetto of Legacy Real Estate & Associates proudly presents this traditional holiday tree adorned with red flowing ribbon and icy snow kissed ornaments. Twinkling white lights top indoor excitement for the whole family at Planet Granite, Great Jump, Karting and much more!  After you’ve played the day away, eat dinner at El Torito or breakfast at Hobee’s Restaurant to refuel for more. This tree and all its goodies are ready to go home with you now!  

FOT2012 - Rossetto

It's a Wonderful Life
Sponsor:  Milpitas Police Officer's Association

You’ll feel like you’ve “lassoed the moon” by winning this tree! Sponsored by the Milpitas Police Officer Association this classic tree offers special gifts that will keep you and your family feeling “wonderful” as you go into the New Year. Start off the Holidays with your new retro turntable to play your favorite seasonal tunes. Then take a minute and watch this tree’s namesake holiday classic “It’s a Wonderful Life” while you sip a hot toddy from your very own bottle of Baileys!  When you’re ready to venture out you’ll have piece of mind about your safe travels with gift certificates from Milpitas Garage, Flash Mobile and your very own Workpro and Powerbox!  Special to this tree is an opportunity to have lunch with the new Chief of Police, Steve Pangelinan! The Milpitas Police Officers Association is proud to support an event whose proceeds help families in Milpitas. As George Bailey would say, “we can all use a little help!”  So, start the bid and make a difference in someone’s life this holiday season! 

FOT2012 - POA

Silver and Gold
Sponsor:  Walmart

The coziest tree here tonight! Enjoy the shimmering beauty of this Silver and Gold decorated tree while sipping delicious treats from the comfort of your own home. Settle in under your soft fleece throws with a rich Mocha made on your very own Keurig brewing system. If the logs you find under the tree don’t keep you warm, make some hot chocolate with marshmallows – all courtesy of tree sponsor Walmart!

FOT2012 - Walmart

Babes in Toyland
Sponsor:  Crescent Montessori

Returning this year is a tree offered by the children of Cresent Montessori!  Ornaments filled with child-like fun nestled alongside candy cane garland are ready to go with you and bring joy to your friends and family. And with this tree, the presents may be as great as the tree itself! If you like watching colorful classics, wait until you get to watch them on your new 36”Flat Panel TV!  Add a Blue Ray player and set of movies to your winning prize and you’ll find yourself giggling like a kid again!

FOT2012 - Crescent

Holiday Wishes
Sponsor:  KeyPoint Credit Union

A tree that celebrates the wishes whispered into Santa’s ear! KeyPoint Credit Union debut’s their first tree with Festival of Trees in blue and silver elegance. Topped with a traditional silver star, the beautiful décor flows down the tree to a gathering of what any boy or girl might wish for this Christmas. Action figures, games and dolls from today’s most popular children’s movies sit beneath just waiting to be played with. Toy Story, Disney’s Brave heroin, Merida and Sponge Bob and classic Transformers are waiting to find their new owner. Will it be you?

FOT2012 - KeyPoint

All Things Sporting
Sponsor:  Sports Authority

If outdoor sports is your “thing” than this is your tree!  Beyond the whimsical sport themed basketball ornaments surrounded by hints of Christmas red and white on this fun tree, sponsored by Sports Authority, there lays everything you need to get a game going.  Gear Bags, Soccer, Football and Baseballs are hugged by water bottles, grease and score pads. And that's not all - don’t miss the autographed photos of our local Golden State Warriors. Whether you are a coach or a player, the gifts beneath this tree are just waiting to be used!

The person who bids the highest and gets this amazing tree and gift packages is sure to be the Winner of the night!

FOT2012 - Sports Authority

Everything Glitters
Sponsor:  Dr. Larry Napalitano & The Milpitas Parks and Recreation Foundation

The MilpitasParks and Recreation Foundation is pleased to have you at their 5th Annual Festival of Trees Gala event. In celebration of this anniversary event they have created with sponsor Dr. Napalitano, another fabulous tree with sparkling presents beneath!  The glittering of their holiday Red and Gold decorations is accented by streaming ribbon woven in and out between delicate white doves.  Place the winning bid on this tree and whisk yourself away on an exciting Silverado weekend. Take the wine donated by Milpitas ’ own Big Dog Winery with you and celebrate when you arrive!  And don’t forget the dinner package to Black Angus also beneath the tree. A special meal to kick off or end what will be a winning weekend getaway. Bid now! 

FOT 2012 - Dr Larry & MPRF

Have questions about Festival of Trees Gala & Silent Auction 2012 - Making a Difference!? Contact The Milpitas Parks and Recreation Foundation

When & Where

455 E. Calaveras Blvd.
Milpitas, 95035

Thursday, December 13, 2012 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (PST)

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The Milpitas Parks and Recreation Foundation

The Milpitas Parks and Recreation Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization composed of Milpitas residents and business owners who share a sincere interest in the betterment of the community. Donations for this event are tax deductible and support The Milpitas Parks and Recreation Foundation Grant and Scholarship Fund for residents participating in Milpitas sports, arts, music and educational programs. For more information on how you may donate, become a sponsor or volunteer please email info@milpitasfoundation.org.

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Festival of Trees Gala & Silent Auction 2012 - Making a Difference!
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